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(Yahoo) Christine O'Donnell, the Republican nominee from Delaware who defeated incumbent Rep. Mike Castle in last Tuesday's primary, made an appearance on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" program on October 29, 1999 making statements about dabbling in witchcraft. O'Donnell stated, "I dabbled into witchcraft. I never joined a coven." Maher aired the old footage on his show last week. "One of my first dates with a watch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's a little blood there and stuff like that," she said.
This past weekend following last Tuesday's primary, McDonnell, a marketing consultant, was in Washington, D.C. speaking at the Values Voters' Conference, which was sponsored by the Family Research Council. At a picnic this past weekend in Delaware, O'Donnell played down the witchcraft episode, chalking it up to high school immaturity, the Associated Press reported. "How many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school?" she asked the GOP crowd.
It's obvious from the outset the left is using the comments she made about dabbling in witchcraft in high school as a means to smear her and to place further distrust in the voters of Delaware towards her. If there were revelations in 2008 that then candidate Barack Obama had dabbled in witchcraft while in high school, the media would've dismissed that as something that took place years ago. The liberal media, which includes those minions on MSNBC such as Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann, would claim that's nothing but a right wing attack against Obama. However, it's fair game when the liberal media uses the past of conservative candidate to smear them. The liberal media will drag up anything unsavory about a conservative candidate to discredit them towards those likely voters. The media will especially use racial baiting to discredit a candidate. The media will contrive anything that would give a hint of racism, as when South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson called President Obama a liar when the President gave his speech on healthcare before a joint session of Congress last year. If Christine O'Donnell has made any type of racial comment towards another race, the media will bring that issue to light; I guarantee you.
With all that being said, I need to make a comment about how Christine O'Donnell should handle that witchcraft comment. First of all, I recognize that many of these who run for office has done something that's been unsavory in their past. I don't care about what they did in the past as long as they repented of what they did. I'm not personally concerned about Christine O'Donnell's dabbling into witchcraft years ago if she truly repented of it and no longer messes with it. If she was still dabbling into witchcraft, then that would be a different story. The thing that disturbed me about O'Donnell was the comment she made at a picnic when she made light of dabbling into witchcraft years ago. One thing a candidate should never do is to make light or condone in any way past sins. Sin is sin. Wickedness is wicknedness. The way she should've handled this would be to say she once played with witchcraft in high school and she's truly sorry for what she did. It was wrong and stupid. She wouldn't recommend anyone to engage in that kind of satanic activity. That's how she should've responded. Delaware voters would've had a higher opinion of her if she explained it in that way. Making light of past sins is wrong, regardless whether it wins you elections or not. Will it influence likely voters in Delaware from voting for her? I can't say for sure, but her statements in making light of witchcraft doesn't help her resume. She's a newcomer to politics. She's running for this Senate seat for the third time. She needs to hit the campaign trail hard in Delaware trying to articulate to the voters what her vision is if she's elected to the U.S. Senate. Given the liberal media's smears toward her, it will make her election chances in Delaware an uphill battle, given that voters in Delaware aren't necessarily conservative. Will O'Donnell be able to pull it through given the fierce attacks that will be directed against her? Only time will reveal that. We'll have to wait until November 2nd.